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Six Ways Technology Is Benefiting The Older Generation

05.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   According to Age UK, loneliness has been associated with a 40% increased risk of dementia. Research has also found that only around 10% of people aged 50+ take part in a sporting activity...

Fracture prevention rates improved through collaboration

05.12.19: A partnership between the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and Newcastle and Gateshead CCG has resulted in significantly enhanced fracture prevention rates for the local population and significant...

Community pharmacists to expand role in patient care

04.12.19: 613 Greater Manchester community pharmacies have signed up to a new national scheme, which will see patient consultations booked via NHS 111 for the very first time. The scheme launched on the 29th of October is part of major plans to boost...

Research shows group membership leads to 25% fewer healthcare appointments

02.12.19: A new study from researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has shown that being a member of a community group can lead to a 25% reduction in health care use. The new information highlights the importance of connecting patients with t...

First Director of Digital for Welsh Ambulance Service

02.12.19: The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has today (2 Dec) appointed its first director of digital services, Andy Haywood. A former Royal Navy Officer, he has been entrusted with shaping and overseeing ambitious digital services strategies ai...

‘Re-Write Cancer’ campaign aiming for new £150m research facility

29.11.19: The largest group of scientists, doctors and nurses in Europe are set to be brought together in new cancer research facility to further the progress for cancer patients. The campaign will be launched by radio broadcaster Mark Radcliffe. He...

Foetal disorder research set to be ‘best data in UK’

29.11.19: A research fellow from the University of Salford is currently working on what could be the ‘best data’ in the UK on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Dr Alan Price, who has recently completed his PhD at the University, i...

Green Rewards initiative taken on by Manchester for greener healthcare

28.11.19: 30,000kg of CO2 has been saved by employees through Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s Greener Rewards programme. MFT’s has completed a record 25,000 positive actions in the last 6 months to heighten sustainability and...

Dementia champions – improving care and understanding

28.11.19: Successful training programme has provided numerous dementia champions across North Tees and Hartlepool NHS trust. A Dementia Champion is a health and/or social care worker that has taken part, supported by Health Education England, in the...

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance see £4.5m airbase approved by council

27.11.19: A proposed £4.5m air ambulance airbase in North Weald, as part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) service, has received planning permission from Epping Forest District Council. Construction on the new facility is set...

£60m in Scotland Mental Health funding allocated

26.11.19: In September last year, the Scottish Government announced over £60m investment into additional school counselling across Scotland. It has been announced today (Nov 26) that an agreement has been reached between the Scottish Government...

Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service relaunch brings a buzz

26.11.19: The people of Manchester are to see the relaunch of their Health and Wellbeing Service buzz. The service will be focused on community development, concentrating on supporting residents of local communities to take control of their health and wel...

MS Trust launches campaign to illustrate nurse shortages

26.11.19: A desperate lack of MS nurses in the UK has forced the MS Trust to today (Nov 26th) launch its #fairMScare campaign to raise awareness of the shortage. Latest figures show there are now approximately 130,000 people in the UK with MS, an inc...

NHS Scotland launches national recruitment campaign

25.11.19: The Scottish Government has today (25 Nov) launched a campaign to encourage young people to choose a career in healthcare. The aim of the campaign, “What did you do today”, aims to highlight the range of opportunities available...

Queen’s University Belfast receives grant to further bone marrow cancer research

25.11.19: Myelodysplastic Syndromes UK have given Queen’s University Belfast a grant to progress their research into treatment for MDS, a type of bone marrow cancer. This type of cancer is where the bone gradually fails to produce mature health...

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MS Society announces 13 new tech projects worth £1.3m

06/12/2019MS Society announces 13 new tech projects worth £1.3m

Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society) announced this week (Dec 3) that they are committed to raising £1.3m to fund 13 new research projec... more >
Nuffield Trust: One in four hospital staff born outside of the UK

06/12/2019Nuffield Trust: One in four hospital staff born outside of the UK

New statistics analysed by Nuffield Health show that people born outside the UK make up for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals an... more >
Moulding The Future With 3D Printing

06/12/2019Moulding The Future With 3D Printing

Source : NHE Nov/Dec   Professor Peter Marsden, head of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCLH 3D printing i... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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Caregivers are looking for meaningful work

03/12/2019Caregivers are looking for meaningful work

Ergotron EMEA discusses how they can support organisations to make caregivers’ work meaningful and promote better wellbeing. Caregivers always focus on sharing their dedication to their patients. However, this choice is unfortunately not always up to expectations: the lack of staff, the demanding workload, the system’s digital... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

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